The 22nd presentation of Christmas at Johns Creek was, once again, a sight to behold.
Two packed houses over the weekend reveal what a gift this holiday tradition is to our neighbors.
My heart is full of gratitude today for so many JCBC members who gave their time, energy, and passion to making Christmas at Johns Creek a truly worshipful event.
For months prior, preparations are well underway, there is set design and construction, drama casting, blocking, practicing, musical scoring, memorizing, rehearsing, perfecting…etc.
During the performance, it is easy to get lost in the production–swept away by the powerful message it intends to proclaim. (I mean, that is the whole point.) But it could be easy to miss just how many energies are always in play behind-the-scenes. There is production management, stage handling, technical directing, lighting cues, audio-equalizing, a throng of hosts to manage ticket traffic and hospitality, and let’s not forget the tireless energies of our facilities crew prepping and resetting our spaces for worship to continue seamlessly.
Yes, my heart is full of gratitude for these and so many more whose love for Christ, and whose devotion to JCBC compelled them to engage, and give their time, energy, and passion to ministry.
But none of it would be possible without the leadership of one individual—Glenn Crosthwait.
Glenn’s love for Christ, and passion for the gospel message of hope fuels the whole endeavor. Every year it is always excellent. But this year, Glenn’s efforts are especially remarkable given the challenge of Katherine’s ongoing health crisis at home, and her valiant fight to become well.
Watching Glenn’s perseverance, and unrelenting commitment to excellence for the Glory of God, was nothing short of inspiring, in and of itself.
Glenn will say it is God’s grace, and God’s grace alone, that has made it all possible. And he is right. But my heart is full of gratitude today because that very Grace was made clearly visible this weekend through Glenn’s enduring faithfulness, and uncompromising witness.
Take a bow, Maestro! You did it again.
Have I told you lately how much I love being your Pastor?
Well, I do.
Dr. Shaun King
Johns Creek Baptist Church